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We need a hero

And why look to the Olympics when Vice made a documentary about said savior?

Talking with “We Need to Talk About Kevin” director Lynne Ramsay

As I sat in a hallway at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, waiting for director Lynne Ramsay to finish a photo shoot with...

28 films in six days: Jesse Hawthorne Ficks at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival (part three)

September 28, 2011
Check out parts one (here) and two (here). 21) Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, UK) Adapting Emily Brontë's novel from 1847 is a perfect project...

28 films in six days: Jesse Hawthorne Ficks at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival (part two)

September 27, 2011
Check out part one here and part three here. More from the man who slept nary a wink at TIFF 2011 (or so it...

28 films in six days: Jesse Hawthorne Ficks at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival (part one!)

September 26, 2011
Check out parts two (here) and three (here).1) Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier, Norway) This bleaker-than-bleak exploration of drug addiction hypnotically deconstructs the genre,...

Allen town: Toronto International Film Festival 2010

September 27, 2010
Every time a new Woody Allen film arrives (a near-annual event since 1969) the same old, lazy complaints (“It’s not one of his best”)...

Film listings

June 1, 2010
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Michelle Devereaux, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Johnny Ray Huston, Erik Morse, Louis Peitzman,...

Depravity’s rainbow

Video Issue: Harmony Korine's fringe epic Trash Humpers

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Michelle Devereaux, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Johnny Ray Huston, Erik Morse, Louis Peitzman,...

Film Listings

February 9, 2010
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Michelle Devereaux, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Johnny Ray Huston, Erik Morse, Louis Peitzman,...

Film Listings

February 3, 2010
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Michelle Devereaux, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Johnny Ray Huston, Erik Morse, Louis Peitzman,...

Woodyland

YEAR IN FILM: Harrelson marks a banner year in a banner career

Northen high (and low) lights

Silly Gallic heavens and hollow Darwinian costume flicks at the Toronto International Film festival

Canadian cinemania: one critic’s take on TIFF ’09

September 22, 2009
By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks >>Check out critic Dennis Harvey's TIFF takes here. There were quite a number of exciting films at the 34th annual Toronto International...

Top tendencies

The Year in Film 2008: Signs of life (and a death) in American cinema

Razor-blade snickers

The Dead Channels Film Festival offers plenty of early trick-or-treats

Toronto International Film Festival: More from Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

September 11, 2008
By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks Having had one helluva good time at this year's festival (25 films in 6 days!), here's an overview that you can...

Canadian shakin’

Bros, butts, more at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival: Days 5-6

September 9, 2008
It's over! Well, for me, anyway -- the festival rolls on through the weekend, but tomorrow I'll be jetting back to SF, watching edited-for-content...

Toronto International Film Festival: Days 3-4

September 7, 2008
While San Francisco was having some of its nicest weather of the year, it rained in Toronto. Fortunately, my chief focus was indoors, in...

Toronto International Film Festival: Days 1-2

September 5, 2008
If you ask me, there's no better way to start your Toronto International Film Festival experience than with a film that contains a money...

Torn apart

Control charts the angst of Ian Curtis

Witch, please

A thrill-sniffing guide to the Toronto International Film Festival

Northern Frights

Violence and scares at the Toronto International Film Festival